Orders are now being accepted EPA’s Poinsettia Fundraiser! There are eight beautiful options to choose from this year. All poinsettias come in a 7” pot and are approx. 18”h x 12”w. Our poinsettias are easy to care for and non-toxic to cats & dogs.

The Poinsettia Fundraiser supports the EPA by funding the Hospitality Station at Curriculum Night, Parent/Teacher Conferences, and so much more!

Order Deadline is Thursday, November 16

Online Order Form
Paper Order Form

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Sign-ups Now Open!

Trimester I ends on Friday, November 17. Parent/Teacher conferences will be held in-person at Embers on Monday, November 2o, from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

To be respectful of our teachers’ schedules, please note that formal conferences will only be held on Monday. If you plan to be out of town, please schedule your appointment and then contact your student’s teacher(s) to set up a virtual conference. If you do not contact your teacher, it will be assumed that you are doing an in-person conference.

Click to Schedule Your Conference

Dear Parents,

Every morning, our students begin the day by reciting the Spark Pledge—

    “As an Embers Spark, I promise to shine light on the world by trying my best to—
        Be Respectful
        Take Responsibility
        Show Kindness
        and Embrace Truth”

These four traits are the core of our behavioral expectations, and they inform our approach to character formation at Embers Academy.

Our Embers Fire Choir was recently given an extraordinary opportunity to shine light on the world by sharing their talents at the Relevant Radio studio in Lincolnshire. Fr. Rocky graciously invited them to record audio and video of eight Christmas carols that will be broadcast on the radio and online throughout the season of Advent.

“I was a little scared, because it was a real life studio,” said Christopher, in 3rd Grade. “But it was awesome!”

Before disembarking from the bus at the studio, every student recited the Spark Pledge, and I’m pleased to report that everyone upheld it. Fr. Rocky and his production team were so impressed with their courtesy, professionalism, and energy—even so late in the afternoon.

This Advent, the joy of our Sparks will be shared with 5 million listeners around the world. Louella, in 5th Grade, said, “I want them to feel the joy of Jesus Christ being born!” I encourage you to tune in to hear them all Advent long.

Christopher Goffos

Relevant Radio Photo Album

Moms Club Meets on Monday
There is still time! RSVP Today: epa@embersacademy.org

Mark Your Calendars
November Break
  • Monday, November 20: No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Tuesday, November 21-Friday November 24: No School, Thanksgiving Break

Halloween Fun at Embers

Embers was a sea of orange and black this past Tuesday as our students kicked-off Halloween. Many thanks to our parent volunteers who hosted fun parties for each grade! Laughter rang throughout the halls as our students decorated and danced the afternoon away.

5th Grade kicked off Halloween by hosting Read-Alouds.

Each student wrote and illustrated a story with a lesson.

PK played a fast-paced game of “Hot Pumpkin”

1st Grade decorated festive Halloween crowns

Kindergarten jumped at the chance to have a fun afternoon

4th Grade worked in teams to skillfully stack their ghost cups

Come – Assemble! – With Us
With the Annual Fund on its way, we are so grateful for those who have generously donated to support Embers. We still have a ways to go, but we are confident that we can meet our goals together!

With this in mind, we would like to invite some volunteers for the opportunity to further the Annual Fund’s sprouting momentum! Join us for a cup of coffee with friends–new or old– and help the Development Team assemble a surprise for each student on Thursday, November 9 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Please sign up below!

Volunteer Today!

Have you had a chance to donate yet? Whether you contribute $10 or $1,000, every cent matters—to cover operating and increasing facility costs, to pay our teachers competitive salaries, and to invest in the best published curricula. As of this week, Embers has raised over $152,000 of our $250,000 goal! Come grow with us today!

Donate Now

Friends Welcome!

Our first open house of the year is this Friday. Invite your friends and neighbors to visit campus and learn more about what makes Embers unique. We look forward to seeing new faces!


Picture Retakes: November 14
Picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, November 14. If you would like your child to have a new photograph taken, please notify Mrs. Donado by Monday, November 13.

The Week Ahead:
Monday, November 6

Moms Club (7:30-9:00 p.m. | Bahjat Home)

Friday, November 10

Embers Prospective Family Open House (9:00 a.m.)


Upcoming Events:
Sunday, November 12

Embers Fire Choir @ Chicago Wolves Game (2:45 p.m.)

Tuesday, November 14

Picture Re-takes

Thursday, November 16

EPA Dads Club (6:15 p.m. | Northridge)
EPA Poinsettia Fundraiser Ends

Friday, November 17

Out of Uniform day for All Students
Trimester I Ends


Monday, November 20

No School: Parent/Teacher Conferences (9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, November 21-Friday, November 24

No School: Thanksgiving Break

Who to Contact

Natalie Donado: School Office Secretary
Uniforms, school supplies, hot lunch, Extended Day Program (EDP), and general questions about the school day.

Sylvia Casaletto: Office Manager
Medical and allergy forms, birth and baptismal certificates, and student records.


Christina Williams: Director Parents Association
All families are welcome to help with the EPA! More information on volunteer opportunities are available here.

Karen Reardon: Registrar 
Information and questions about myEmbers!

Lelia Harig: Business Office Manager
Tuition and billing questions.

Christopher Goffos: Headmaster

serving students in PK3 through 5th grade

8340 N. Greenwood Avenue,  Niles, IL 60714
www.embersacademy.org  |  847.518.1185  |  info@embersacademy.org

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